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Ive got a old WD 136GB I decided to reuse from my old HTPC with my gaming build, and it ran happy for some time.

But now ive got a strange issue. Some time ago the HDD would make a click noise at times, but that stopped happening. I just thought oh well, it came it went.

But now there's something else, whenever I run something that stresses my CPU/GPU, it emits a white noise, a high pitched one. Not any crackling or anything. The noise is here without anything being stressed, but it intensifies when I run Prime or run BC2 for example.

Just to make sure it was not my Titan Fenrir Evo fan, I opened up my case, ran prime and listened. I got near the CPU cooler fan and didnt hear anything coming out of it, I heard nothing from the GPU aswell.

I got nearer to the HDD and bingo, white noise being emitted from there.


What's happening then ?

Ive got another Hitachi HDD, should I just use that ?
Also, is there any way of transferring entire windows and everything on this current HDD onto the hitachi one ?

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high pitched noise is prob capacitors squealing on your gpu or mobo...
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Like I said, It's coming from the HDD. Ive checked GPU and CPU fan and nothing.
Plus a GPU capacitor wouldnt squeal more in a program that stresses the CPU, right ?
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So should I just replace the HDD ?
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Contact WD if it's still under warranty, try adding another HD, doing a full backup, and running a game and see if it still happens.
    
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Do a full backup now. Something is very wrong with your HDD if it is clicking. Its a sign that it will fail soon. That whining noise may be due to some type of issue where windows is constantly writing to the HDD....
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It's not clicking anymore, though. It did before, now its just this.

And about windows, how come would the noise get louder under P95 ?
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So anyone ?

Under prime that noise intensified. After stopping, its gone.

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post #9 of 9
old HD is probably slowing dieing, if you have anything important there, do the backup.
if you do a copy of big file do you hear the noise?
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